Tag Archives: charcoal

Drawing with pastels

My impression is that pastel painting is not very popular these days. I’ve even had conversations with art students who do not think that pastels are a legitimate medium or “for kids.” They had no idea that pastels have been … Continue reading

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Do it again. And again.

Making pictures isn’t always a one shot thing, not with me anyway. There are compositions that I do again and again, playing around with different elements, moving them around, adding one or two, taking away one or two, simplifying or … Continue reading

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Nude With Pillows Properly Placed

Nudes always get a reaction, one way or another. The most vociferous come from those who find them offensive or politically incorrect. That’s usually the case when a female figure is involved. From what I gather, the complaints come from … Continue reading

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Do the work: a new collage

In early June, I posted a collage of four drawings from a series that I started when, in the midst of setting up a new studio, I caught in mid-air two sticks of compressed charcoal that were falling off a … Continue reading

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Following a path to somewhere

This is what happens when I start down a path. As an antidote to some highly detailed rendering and data analysis to a very practical end, I got up from the computer and did a gestural abstraction in the old … Continue reading

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A look into the mind

“A drawing is a look into the mind of the artist.” Someone said that and it is probably one of those truisms that is more or less correct. It happens to be true for this drawing (23 inches wide x … Continue reading

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Recent work: knowing when to stop

It is snowing here, has been since early morning. So, we are holed up and, since it is the weekend, there is no point doing anything more on the project list until Monday. Just for fun, I started a charcoal … Continue reading

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